Emancipation in Caroline Co.Maryland slaves were not freed by the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, which excluded states that remained in the Union from its provisions. It was Maryland's new constitution, adopted by the narrow margin of 291 votes of almost 60,000 cast on November 2, 1864, that ended slavery in the state. The voluntary abolition of slavery here boosted the reelection campaign of President Abraham Lincoln. Though hailed as "The Mighty Revolution," emancipation and the new constitution resulted from suspicious circumstances. Albert Gullett, editor of the Denton Journal, declared the process to have been full of "outrages and frauds" that disfranchised at least 1,000 voters in Caroline County.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 9:52am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 427791 N 4304514|
|Decimal Degrees||38.88653333, -75.83256667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.192', W 75° 49.954'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 11.52" N, 75° 49' 57.24" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 443|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6 N 2nd St, Denton MD 21629, US|
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